There have been reports suggesting that Keanu Reeves’ Constantine 2 had been cancelled by Warner Bros Discovery. However, those reports aren’t accurate. It’s been revealed that the DC Comics movie is still in development.
It was revealed a few months back now that Keanu Reeves was going to be starting a Constantine sequel, and that the movie was going to be directed by Francis Lawrence. Lawrence directed the first movie and then went on to make some of the Hunger Games movies.
This was huge news and we even heard reports that a bunch of the stars from the first film were going to be returning along with Reeves. The likes of Tilda Swinton and Peter Stormare were reportedly going to return for the sequel in their respective roles of Gabriel and Lucifer.
Constantine 2 is still in development and hasn’t been cancelled
However, there were then some reports suggesting that the movie had been cancelled by Warner Bros. Pictures following James Gunn’s announcement of the new DC slate, also known as Chapter One: Gods And Monsters, people were worried that Constantine 2 might have been cancelled.
There were some outlets claiming that they had heard from their sources that the movie had been put on the ‘back burner’ for now. However, a new report from Entertainment Weekly suggests that those reports are incorrect.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. confirmed to EW that Constantine 2 has not been scrapped. This came after Internet chatter going around social media suggested it had been.
Will Constantine 2 be an ‘Elseworlds’ movie?
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It’s looking like what’s going to happen is that this movie is going to be part of what James Gunn referred to DC’s ‘Elseworlds’, which makes a lot of sense. Movies such as Matt Reeves’ The Batman Part II and Todd Phillips’ Joker are going to occupy this section of the DC Universe.
It looks like Keanu Reeves’ Constantine 2 is going to take place in that part of the DC Universe also, which makes sense. It won’t be part of the DC Universe that James Gunn and DC Studios’ co-CEO, Peter Safran, will be overseeing. This also means that we’re probably going to get two versions of Constantine, which I’m fine with.
The reason I say this is because Gunn revealed that they are working on a Swamp Thing movie, which will be part of Chapter One: Gods And Monsters. That movie will be a horror film and it’s being reported that James Mangold is currently in talks with Gunn, Safran and DC Studios to direct the picture.
Swamp Thing is important here because John Constantine was first introduced in the original Swamp Thing comics, so it would be a good opportunity for DC Studios to bring the character into their universe and maybe make him a more comic book-accurate interpretation of the character.
I love Reeves’ take on Constantine, but I think we can all agree that it’s not comic-book-accurate. In the comics, the character is from Liverpool and has bright blond hair. We all know that Reeves can’t do a British accent. Just watch his performance in Bram Stoker’s Dracula for proof of that.
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